John Gibson made his
Gibson was recalled from the minor leagues on Friday after Frederik Anderson sustained an apparent leg injury in Game 3 on Thursday. Gibson was inserted into the starting lineup Saturday and stymied the Kings throughout.
His play made first-period goals by
Gibson made a handful of eye-opening saves. He made a bang-bang stop on
The Ducks had only three shots on goal combined in the second and third periods, but got enough offense in the first period.
A rush up ice ended in a goal by Smith-Pelly for a 1-0 lead with 3 minutes 58 seconds left in the first period.
Getzlaf brought the puck up ice and fired it behind the net. Corey Perry slipped a pass into the crease. Smith Pelly chipped a shot over goaltender
Ducks then took advanatge of power play. With Tanner Pearson off for interference, the Ducks buzzed the net. Getzlaf whiffed on one shot at the crease, then backed in a second try from behind the net, with the puck going off Quick. Corey Perry and
The Kings yanked Quick after the first period. He watched the remainder of the game from the bench.
Rookie goaltender John Gibson has made 21 saves through two periods tonight to protect the Ducks’ 2-0 lead over the Kings in the
Somewhere, Ken Dryden might be watching,
Gibson, all of 20, has a long way to go to get compared to the Montreal's Hall of Fame goaltender. But the early numbers aren't far off.
Dryden joined the
Gibson won all three of his regular-season starts with the Ducks this season.
Dryden carried the Canadiens to the
Gibson was making his first playoff start Saturday, and has stymied the Kings so far. He made a bang-bang save on
His play offset the fact that the Ducks did not have a shot in the second period. That made life easier for Kings goaltender Martin Jones, who replaced starter
Quick did not appear to be injured. He spent the period sitting on the Kings' bench.
The Kings have changed goaltenders to start the second period tonight.
Martin Jones replaced
No word whether it was an injury or a coach's decision, but Quick is sitting on the bench. Jones has played in one playoff game this season.
Home-ice advantage remained a myth in Southern California.
The Ducks lead the Kings, 2-0, at the end of the first period in Game 3 of the
A rush up ice ended in a goal by
The Ducks then took advanatge of power play. With Kings forward Tanner Pearson off for interference, the Ducks buzzed the net. Getzlaf whiffed on one shot at the crease, knocked in a second try from behind the net off Quick. Corey Perry and
John Gibson, the Ducks’ 20-year-old rookie, started in goal. He made nine saves. He denied the Kings’
Gibson was recalled from Norfolk (Va.) after fellow rookie goaltender
The visiting team has won each game so far in this series.
The Ducks take advantage of a power play.
With Kings rookie forward Tanner Pearson off for interference, the Ducks buzzed the net.
Corey Perry and
It was his third goal of the playoffs.
Anaheim trials two games to one in the series after defeating the Kings, 3-2, in Game 3 on Thursday night at Staples Center. The home team has yet to win in the series.
The 20-year-old Gibson, who was called up from Norfolk (Va.) on Friday, is considered one of the top prospects in the minors. He was 3-0 in April with the Ducks, including a shutout in his
Coach Bruce Boudreau played coy after the morning workout, though.
"He's a good goalie and in the future he'll be a tremendous goalie," Boudreau said. "I don't know if he's today's goalie."
Andersen sustained a lower-body injury in the third period of Game 3. Hiller, who was in goal for the two losses in Anaheim, stopped seven of eight shots to earn the victory
Gibson made his debut with an 18-save shutout against the
The Kings will be without veteran defenseman
Defenseman Drew Doughty said the Kings' approach will remain the same no matter who's in goal for the Ducks.